Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Everyone is a Hero

The song "みんながみんな英雄" ("Everyone is a Hero"), from the Japanese singing group AI, became a big hit in 2016. The video is gorgeous, and full of wacky scenes depicting heroes from different folktales coming together. You might recognize the tune as "Turkey in the Straw." That song has a peculiar history in Japan, where it is known as The Oklahoma Mixer. Read about it at Metafilter.

1 comment:

Jimichan said...

Fun fact: In Japanese, the final word in the title "Everyone is a Hero" is pronounced like AU, and AU is the Japanese cellphone company that made the commercials that are compiled in the video.